13 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

13 days in Gold Coast & Brisbane Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Melbourne
Fly:  4 h 15 min
1
Broadbeach
— 3 nights
Drive:  15 min
2
Surfers Paradise
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Brisbane
— 5 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Melbourne

3
nights
Broadbeach

Broadbeach ©
With its seemingly endless sandy beach, an abundance of things to do, and family-friendly atmosphere, Broadbeach ranks among the Gold Coast's top holiday destinations.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Fingal Head Lighthouse and Captain Cook Memorial and Lighthouse. Explore hidden gems such as Kurrawa Beach and Greenmount Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Broadbeach side-trips: Natural Bridge (in Springbrook) and Kirra Beach (in Coolangatta). There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Burleigh Head National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Heads Beach, stop by Miami Marketta, and buy something for everyone on your list at Robina Town Centre.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Broadbeach day trip planner.

Melbourne to Broadbeach is an approximately 4- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in May; daily highs in Broadbeach reach 27°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Surfers Paradise.

Things to do in Broadbeach

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Gold Coast, Fingal Head Lighthouse
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Greenmount Beach ©
Greenmount Beach
Kirra Beach ©
Kirra Beach
Burleigh Head National Park ©
Burleigh Head National Park

4
nights
Surfers Paradise

Surfers Paradise ©
The main appeal of Surfer’s Paradise can be identified from its name alone.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Timezone Surfers Paradise and Marina Mirage. And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Surfers Paradise Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at St Vincent's Catholic Church, get in on the family fun at Infinity Attraction, and observe the fascinating underwater world at Sea World Theme Park.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Surfers Paradise route tool.

Surfers Paradise is just a stone's throw from Broadbeach. In May, daytime highs in Surfers Paradise are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Brisbane.

Things to do in Surfers Paradise

Theme Parks Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Gold Coast
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Surfers Paradise Beach ©
Surfers Paradise Beach
St Vincent's Catholic Church ©
St Vincent's Catholic Church
Marina Mirage ©
Marina Mirage

5
nights
Brisbane

Brisbane ©
Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Get some historical perspective at Newstead House and Fort Lytton National Park. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kings Beach and Queensland Maritime Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Brisbane side-trips: Queensland Air Museum (in Caloundra) and Bee Gees Way (in Redcliffe). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Queensland Museum & Sciencentre, catch a live performance at Queensland Performing Arts Centre, stroll around South Bank Parklands, and admire the masterpieces at Queensland Art Gallery.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Brisbane travel planning site.

Traveling by car from Surfers Paradise to Brisbane takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daily temperatures in Brisbane can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Brisbane

Parks Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Caloundra, Bee Gees Way
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Kings Beach ©
Kings Beach
Queensland Air Museum ©
Queensland Air Museum
Queensland Maritime Museum ©
Queensland Maritime Museum

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